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Copyright Theft of Coin Images
Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.

Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs (
Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( of Throwley Forstal Kent are just one of the many dishonest gold & coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( have used our high quality copyright 1912 Sovereign obverse photograph as its background image on every page of their website, without our consent.
It has also used another of our sovereign photographs, repeated 9 times on its logo strip, and the Edward VII sovereign photo which features on some of its pages also looks strangely familiar to us.

Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc About Us Page
Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( does not have an "About Us" page, presumably because they do not want anybody to know too much about them.

Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc Home Page
Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc claims:

Top Prices Paid in CASH for your Gold Sovereigns
Sovereigns TODAY.
The Best Price paid
FULL 214.00
HALF 128.00

We Pay the very BEST price as we ONLY deal in GOLD soveriegns (sic) and can offer you more than any other gold dealer

Sovereign Exchange ONLY deal in Gold Sovereigns. We can and will offer you the best price for your coins whatever the condition . From one coin to thousands we offer next day CASH payment via courier.
The price offered changes daily due to fluctuations in the gold coin markets. We update our price offered daily and todays price is
You could seel (sic) your coins to a high street or internet based Gold dealer and lose 's we often offer up to 40% more than many well known Gold Dealers!
Send The Sovereign Echange (sic) YOUR coins TODAY for the VERY BEST PRICE Gauranteed! (sic)

Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Terms Page
Top Prices Paid in CASH for your Gold Sovereigns
(To follow - we were unable to copy their text as it was in Flash format).

What's Wrong?

  • First, and most obvious. Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc have taken and used our copyright images without our consent or prior knowledge. This is a clear breach of our Intellectual Property Rights. We call it image theft, and it is dishonest. It is also unprofessional.
    If the company is an important well established bullion dealer, then surely it could afford to take its own photographs, buy them from an image library, or commission them from a professional photographer. Instead it appear to have chosen to steal our pictures. Apart from exposing them as cheapskates, it is unfair competition.
  • Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc expect their customers to trust them with their gold sovereigns, or money for them, yet they cannot be trusted not to steal images.
  • Sovereign Exchange have used what appears to be a fictitious name "Replica Docs" when registering its domain name.
  • Sovereign Exchange have falsely stated, in its domain registration, that the registrant is a non-trading UK individual.
  • Sovereign Exchange manage to spell the word "sovereign" incorrectly. As this is the only thing he states he deals in, it does not exactly inspire confidence.
  • His general level of illiteracy also bodes badly.
  • He is using at least two different eBay ID's to feed traffic to his site. This listings appear to break eBay rules in several ways.

Second Opinion
We had already spotted SovereignExchange and formed our opinion, when we received this e-mail from a concerned citizen:

Take a look here: 120579669118 and then look at his web site.
This is a huge scam - probably a variant of a Ponzi scheme - and at least one of the pictures he has stolen are yours.
I have already reported him to
who are hosting this criminal's web site but feel free to report him for stealing images.

Domain Lookup

Domain name:
Registrant: Replica Docs
Registrant type: UK Individual
Registrant's address: The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their address omitted from the WHOIS service.
Registrar: Gandi t/a Gandi [Tag = GANDI]
Relevant dates:
Registered on: 04-Jun-2010
Renewal date: 04-Jun-2012
Last updated: 04-Jun-2010
Registration status: Registration request being processed.
Name servers:
WHOIS lookup made at 13:39:44 07-Jun-2010

Gold Coin Bullion Dealers Jewellers & Misleading Domain Registration
We usually notice inaccurate wrong information in domain name registrant details when checking people for copyright IP (Intellectual Property) rights abuses.

Sell Your Coins Page

Top Prices Paid in CASH for your Gold Sovereigns
Sell Your Coins
It's so easy, PLEASE email us using the contact page explaining you will be sending coins and we will confirm on receipt. You can check what we are currently paying for coins on our home page.
Coins MUST be sent via Royal Mail SPECIAL DELIVERY to ensure receipt. Special Delivery offers fully comprehensive insurance for loss so we insist on you using this secure method of delivery .
As soon as we receive the coins they will be checked and a confirmation email will be sent to you giving you the tracking number for your cash payment that will be sent to you the same day by courier or Royal mail Special Delivery. We only send cash unless you request a cheque.
Please send coins to -
The Sovereign Exchange
North Forstal Barn
Throwley Forstal
Kent ME130PJ

e-Mail Address - via eBay

Austen Antiques (austenantiques) on eBay
One of the aliases apparently used by Sovereign Exchange is Austen Antiques (austenantiques) on eBay. We show one of their listings.
They also ran at least one listing under the username (eBay ID) sovereignexchange. We believe this was removed by eBay for breaching its listing rules.

Copyright Notice
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.

Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.

Other Copyright Abuse

Other Copyright Abuse

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Sovereign Exchange Home or Index Page
Sovereign Exchange Replica Docs ( Inc Home or Index Page

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Obverse of 1912 George V Sovereign


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